A Land Shaped by Women

Documentary Tells Icelandic Gender Equality Story Through Snowboarding

Following years of fighting for gender equality in Europe’s snowboarding, Anne-Flore Marxer has channeled her efforts into an award-winning film. Marxer has been traveling the globe screening “A Land Shaped by Women,” a documentary following her and her friend and fellow world champion snowboarder Aline Bock as they explore Iceland, a place ranked first in gender equality by the United Nations nine years in a row. Her battles in gender equality in snowboarding ultimately resulted in equal prize money in […]

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Why America East Conference Continues to Put Focus on Mental Health

The America East Conference is strengthening its efforts to be a leader in mental health among its athletes. The conference last month announced its Board of Presidents adopted the NCAA autonomy proposal to improve student-athlete access to mental health resources. The proposal was originally approved by the Power Five conferences in January, and America East is the first outside the group to adopt the proposal, but Commissioner Amy Huchthausen said the conference’s efforts stretch back several years. Huchthausen also said […]

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MLB Grit Invitational Aims to Help Foster Women’s Baseball at Youth Level

More than 60 teenage women will take the field at the Texas Rangers Globe Life Park this weekend as part of the MLB Grit invitational. Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have partnered to host the high school invitational for girls who play baseball, bringing the players together for games, development and speakers. MLB Grit is building on the league’s other keystone women’s baseball events: The Trailblazer Series and Breakthrough Series. Play begins Friday at Globe Life Park and finishes […]

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Nike Releases Statement in Wake of Zion Williamson Injury

During the first half of last night’s UNC vs. Duke game, freshman phenom Zion Willamson tore through his Nike PG 2.5 PE shoes. Following the incident, Nike released the following statement to Front Office Sports: “We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue.” Zion’s Nike shoe rip in slo-mo — Darren Rovell […]

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